Photography Review: New Collectives @ AOP Gallery

By ClaireG Last edited 101 months ago
Photography Review: New Collectives @ AOP Gallery

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Copyright Jean-Luc Bernard, reproduced with permission from the AOP
The Association of Photographers Gallery are taking advantage of their gallery space and launching a new initiative to promote the work of their members whilst adding to the short list of dedicated photography print sales libraries in London . 'New Collectives', which opened last week, will be the first in the series intended to provide something for everyone, from the keen collector to the novice.

The resulting collection is pretty impressive and with prices ranging from £200 through to £1500 you can appreciate the exposure the AOP is giving to its variously experienced members. Initially requesting submissions from members, the collection has been cleverly curated to expose a wide range of photographic genres and includes images from throughout the decades. The future intention is to develop the collection periodically to feature the work of a particular photographer or highlighting a particular genre, whilst making available the back catalogue.

You'll love the diversity of images on display; a picture of blur back in their 90s hey day had us feeling nostalgic, whilst a picture of John Hurt taken by James Eckersley commanded some crowd attention. The landscape photography collection includes a spectacular London cloud-scape which on first inspection looks more like a solar explosion and some bleak, almost lunar inclusions.

The team at the AOP have done a great job of maximising the space in their gallery and have more that enough prints hanging to keep you occupied for a couple of hours.

New Collectives at the Association of Photographers Gallery, Leonard Street, EC2A 4QS until 30th March. Free entry. For more information visit the AOP website.

Last Updated 16 March 2010